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Gov. Abbott Vetoes 21 Bills, Including Dating Violence Prevention In Texas Schools

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Ryan Poppe | Texas Public Radio
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Gov. Abbott vetoed 21 pieces of legislation that were passed by Texas lawmakers during this year’s session, including a bill that would have required dating violence prevention education in Texas schools and a House criminal justice priority bill to ban the use of statements obtained through hypnosis in a criminal court.

What are the details of these and other vetoed bills, and why did they end up on Abbott's chopping block?

Guests:

  • Cayla Harris, state politics reporter for the Austin Bureau of the Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News
  • Francesca Rattray, CEO of YWCA San Antonio
  • Lauren McGaughy, investigative reporter for the Dallas Morning News
  • Scott Braddock, journalist and political analyst, editor of the Quorum Report and co-host of the Texas Take podcast

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*This interview was recorded on Thursday, June 24.